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Case Worker

Job Description: Case Worker JD.pdf
Further Information:

As a Case Worker you will be at the front-line of the regulatory work which we undertake. Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, you will be responsible for running your own investigation case load. Such cases will require you to assess concerns raised by members of the public, professionals, employers or Inspectors, plan and conduct a thorough investigation, and make a recommendation as to the future progress of the case, while keeping stakeholders updated on progress.


As part of a multi-disciplinary team involving lawyers and administrators your work will involve drafting allegations, interviewing witnesses and drafting witness statements on an individual’s behalf, collating evidence and making recommendations as to the appropriate case outcome, including referral to the Investigating Committee.  Your role will include working closely and collaboratively with the Inspections Team and in-house advocates.


Of graduate calibre or equivalent, you will have a proven track record in effective case management, proactive complaints handling and delivery of high quality customer service. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to assimilate and apply legislation and case law in a practical context. In addition, you will demonstrate accuracy and efficiency whilst meeting deadlines in an environment committed to driving up quality, performance standards and customer service.


If you feel you have the experience and skills for this role, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability to:


Deadline for Application: Sunday 9 October 2016
Interview Date: TBC

Council members - 36 days per year

Further Information:

We are the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. Our main job is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy.

We have an exciting opportunity for two members to join our governing council. We are looking for one registered pharmacy professional and one ‘lay’ or non-health professional member, who can bring a new perspective to the organisation. We are looking for people who can demonstrate high levels of integrity, objectivity and fairness and an ability to look forward and see the bigger picture.

The ability to work effectively in a team and hold others to account constructively and openly will be essential.

We value diversity and wish to promote it on our council.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and offer reasonable expenses for childcare.

If you have the required experience, skills and positive attitude and would like to join us, please read the information for applicants and guidance on conflicts of interest below, and apply using the application form. You will also need to send us a CV. 

To apply, please download:

Information for applicants

Cliciwch yma i ddarllen y ddogfen hon yn y Gymraeg

Guidance on conflicts of interest

Cliciwch yma i ddarllen y ddogfen hon yn y Gymraeg

Application form

Cliciwch yma i ddarllen y ddogfen hon yn y Gymraeg



Deadline for Application: Closing date for applications: 9.00 on Monday 17 October 2016
Interview Date: Please see the information for applicants

Professionals Regulation Lawyer 12 Months FTC x 2

Further Information:

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain and aims to protect and promote the interests of those who use pharmacy services.  The GPhC is looking to recruit the right Lawyer to join its Professionals Regulation (Fitness to Practise) Team.


This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive contribution to a dynamic, forward-thinking and successful team. As well as delivering high quality oral and written advocacy, you will provide support, guidance and advice to team members about fitness to practise cases and broader regulatory issues.  The role, although primarily focussed on advocacy and case presentation within the GPhC’s fitness to practise process, is varied - our lawyers have recently appeared in Magistrates Courts, County Courts, as well as having defended High Court appeals, responded to Court of Appeal appeals, Judicial Review applications contributed to Supreme Court appeals.


Gaining unique professional regulatory experience, this role goes beyond the normal scope required of a regulatory advocate.  In addition to the usual fitness to practise matters, recent investigations have involved issues about EU law, the Information Commissioner, whistleblowing and covert surveillance.  Our lawyers are expected to contribute to (and, where appropriate, lead) wider GPhC initiatives and projects, have a strong team ethos and work collaboratively with GPhC Inspectors.


Working in a fast-paced environment, you will be responsible for managing a case load proactively and progressing cases efficiently, effectively, on time and to the highest standards.  As a GPhC advocate you will regularly present complex regulatory cases before various fitness to practise hearings in our dedicated hearings suite, and before the criminal and civil courts.  You will need to balance your attendance before tribunals/in Court with written work, case conferences and investigations advice - the successful candidate will be able, autonomously, to juggle multiple priorities and pressures.  We operate a ‘get it right first time’ approach, aim to challenge existing assumptions and work innovatively. 


A qualified solicitor or barrister, you’ll have a strong track record of tribunal advocacy. You will have experience of successfully managing your own caseload, plus have a high level of skill and experience in both case investigation and the construction of cases for hearings.  The ability to assimilate, understand and interpret complex caselaw and legislation allied to a strong work, team and customer focussed ethic will be vital to your success. You should be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of current developments in the professional regulatory field.


You can expect a rewarding, challenging but, importantly, balanced work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), access to the NHS pension (subject to a qualifying period), subsidised gym membership, subsidised canteen and access to private healthcare.


If you have the required experience, skills and positive attitude and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the Employment Declaration Form for this post, to:


We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 2 October.

Deadline for Application: Midnight Sunday 2 October
Interview Date: